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OxTEC: Elections, technology and political campaigning in the United Kingdom

OxTEC’s final report, by Phil Howard and Lisa-Maria Neudert, sets out a series of recommendations aimed at securing the information infrastructure of elections and creating a trusted environment for the democratic use of technology. The report highlights areas for immediate action for policymakers, political parties, ...

2019-10-16T16:01:03+01:00October 16th, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

OxTEC: Political campaigning – the law, the gaps and the way forward

This OxTEC report by Ravi Naik looks into the legal framework surrounding digital political campaigning and the current regulatory gaps in this area. The report also sets out a series of future recommendations for policymakers designed to improve the regulation of political campaigning in the ...

2019-10-10T10:53:39+01:00October 10th, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

The Global Disinformation Order: 2019 Global Inventory of Organised Social Media Manipulation

Over the past three years, we have monitored the global organization of social media manipulation by governments and political parties. Our 2019 report analyses the trends of computational propaganda and the evolving tools, capacities, strategies, and resources. 1. Evidence of organized social media manipulation campaigns ...

2019-09-25T18:04:47+01:00September 26th, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

OxTEC: Literature review on elections, political campaigning and democracy

Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC) have released a literature review looking at how scholars have theorized the influence of digital technology on democracy. The report summarizes scholarly texts on a few key topics: political communication theory in a digital age, surveillance and privacy, algorithms ...

2019-09-24T16:46:32+01:00September 25th, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

OxTEC: A report on anti-disinformation initiatives

Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC) has released their first report, written and researched by BBC Monitoring’s specialist Disinformation Team. The report investigates fake news landscapes around the world and analyses a range of measures adopted by governments to combat disinformation. The analysis provides geopolitical ...

2019-08-27T11:47:43+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Junk News during the EU Parliamentary Elections

Access to accurate information about politics and electoral processes is critical to the health of democratic systems. With this in mind, this data memo examines the quality and quantity of political news and information that social media users were sharing across seven European languages (English, ...

2019-05-21T07:07:34+01:00May 21st, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

News and Information over Facebook and WhatsApp during the Indian Election Campaign

Social media platforms have become an important source of political news and information for voters in India’s national election. To evaluate the quality of sources and images being shared, we examine the patterns of content circulation on Facebook and WhatsApp with a large sample of ...

2019-05-13T11:13:05+01:00May 13th, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Polarisation and the use of technology in political campaigns and communication

This report offers a comprehensive overview of the relationship between technology, democracy and the polarisation of public discourse. Technology is inherently political, and the ways in which it is designed and used have ongoing implications for participation, deliberation, and democracy. Algorithms, automation, big data analytics ...

2019-03-11T12:48:39+01:00March 11th, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|